A Focus on Wellness

This March, MSAA hosted a number of online activities with a focus on wellness through The Mind, Body, and MS Connection campaign. Each online activity highlighted emotional, mental, or physical health concerns of the MS community.

This is a significantly stressful and anxious time for everyone, and that can make it difficult to focus on wellness. As MS Awareness Month comes to a close, we encourage you to join us for another online activity this month – “Keeping it Simple: Everyday Mindfulness for People Living with Multiple Sclerosis.”

Presented by Marriage and Family Therapist Cheryl Young, this live webinar will explore mindfulness and ways to bring balance and calm into your life. You can learn some practical coping skills to better manage life’s stressors and help decrease your anxiety, depression, and any fear you might be feeling. Join us for this relevant and timely live webinar on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern by registering here.

Want to catch up on other MS Awareness Month activities?

  • Ask the Expert – MS Expert, Dr. Annette Okai, answered questions about Wellness and Healthy Living with MS on MSAA’s peer-to-peer online forum. You can find the transcript with Dr. Okai’s responses on My MSAA Community.
  • Podcast Episodes – This month, MSAA released two new podcast episodes with a focus on wellness. Listen to “A Little is a Lot When Exercising with MS” and “Better Symptom Management through Wellness” now on MSAA’s website or your podcast app of choice!
  • Webinar – In addition to our upcoming webinar, you can now watch an archived version of our live webinar “The Importance of Wellness Care in MS” on our website.

You can also check out MSAA’s MS Awareness Month webpage for a full list of our March activities.

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The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a national nonprofit organization and leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA provides free programs and services, such as: a Helpline with trained specialists; award-winning publications, including, The Motivator; MSAA’s nationally recognized website, featuring educational videos, webinars, and research updates; a mobile phone app, My MS Manager™; safety and mobility equipment products; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; MRI funding; My MSAA Community, a peer-to-peer online support forum; MS Conversations blog; a clinical trial search tool; podcasts; and more. For additional information, please visit www.mymsaa.org or call (800) 532-7667.

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